The Louisville Metro Department of Neighborhoods and the Center For Neighborhoods is conducting a survey of North Iroquois Neighborhood Association residents. The responses will help us learn more about your neighborhood. We're interested in finding out what you like best about your neighborhood and also about what things you'd like to see improved.
Please take a few minutes from your busy schedule to enter your responses to the following questions. Your answers will be helpful as we work together to make Louisville Metro a strong collection of wonderful neighborhoods. All information given is confidential.

Thank you!

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* 1. Overall, how would you rate the quality of life in your neighborhood?

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* 2. Please rate the following aspects of life in your neighborhood as either Poor, Fair, Good or Excellent.

  Poor Fair Good Excellent
Safety from crime
Traffic speed enforcement
Surface quality of streets
Surface quality of sidewalks and/or bike trails
General upkeep of property in your neighborhood
Access to public transportation (TARC)
Access to jobs by using public transportation (TARC)
Availability of reasonably-priced housing
Access to amenities (grocery, retail, entertainment) by walking
Access to amenities (grocery, retail, entertainment) by auto
Access to amenities (grocery, retail, entertainment) by TARC
Parking availability for retail stores and residences
Public areas of landscaping, trees, shrubs, flowers
Recreational facilities (parks, play areas, play fields, courts)
Library facilities
After-school programs and facilities for youth
Garbage/litter on streets and properties
Control of high volume noise from nearby neighbors/businesses
Compatibility of new construction with the surrounding neighborhood

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* 3. Please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements:

  Strongly disagree Somewhat disagree Somewhat agree Strongly agree
I think this neighborhood is a good place for me to live
I can recognize most of the people who live in my neighborhood
I feel at home in my neighborhood
I can directly affect the quality of my neighborhood
If there is a problem in my neighborhood, the residents can get it solved
It is very important to me that I live in this neighborhood
People who live in my neighborhood generally get along with each other
If I really needed them to, one of my neighbors would provide some small immediate help, such as a ride to the doctor's office or loaning me $10.00
My neighborhood is a good place to raise children
It is safe and convenient for me to walk to businesses in my neighborhood
Traffic flows smoothly in my neighborhood
A child can receive a good quality education at the public school in or closest to my neighborhood
During the past year I have been notified or have seen posters or flyers for neighborhood get-togethers, festivals, etc.
My neighbors and I have met to do something about a neighborhood problem or to organize a neighborhood improvement project
I hope and expect to live in this neighborhood for a long time
My neighborhood is free of crime such as drug dealing, prostitution, gang activities.
I feel safe being in my home at night
If someone asked me for directions I would stop to help
The air quality in my neighborhood is good.
I feel safe walking in my neighborhood.
Every building in my neighborhood is occupied, either by people living in them or by businesses such as stores and workplaces.
I am satisfied with the levels of street lighting on my street and in my neighborhood
I am satisfied with the trash collection services in my neighborhood
I am satisfied with the cleanliness and maintenance of the streets in my neighborhood
I regularly provide services such as transportation or running errands for an elderly relative or friend who lives outside my house but in my neighborhood

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* 4a. Please choose your top three (3) reasons for continuing to live in your neighborhood from the following list. Rank them from 1 to 3, with "1" being your most important reason. (Note: you will have ONLY 3 check marks selected for this question)

  1 2 3
It is close to where I work
I am close to my child's school and/or daycare facility
The housing in this neighborhood is affordable
I have easy access to grocery stores and other retail services
I feel safe here
There are safe, well-maintained areas for children to play
My neighborhood is clean
Other

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* 4b. If you selected "Other" as one of your top three reasons for staying in your neighborhood, please tell us your reason here.

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* 5a. Which three of the following reasons might make you consider moving away from your neighborhood? Rank them from 1 to 3, with "1" being the most important reason for moving. (Note: you will have ONLY 3 check marks for this question.)

  1 2 3
It is too far from where I work
It is too far from my child's school and/or daycare facility
Rent or housing costs are too high
It is too far from grocery stores and other retail services
I don't feel safe here
There are no safe play areas or parks for children
The neighborhod is dirty and unattractive
Other

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* 5b. If you selected "Other" as one of your top three choices for moving away from your neighborhood, please describe your reason here.

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* 6. Where is your neighborhood's main shopping area(s)?

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* 7a. Which of the following new establishments would you like to see added to your neighborhood? Check one response for each, indicating how likely you would be to use it.

  Currently existing and adequate Would never use it Might use it sometimes Would use it regularly
Fast-Food Restaurant
Sit-down Restaurant
Coffee shop or cafe
Grocery store
Specialty retail shop (clothing, antiques, bookshop, etc.)
Pharmacy
Health clinic
Convenience store / gas station
Other

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* 7b. If you indicated that you would regularly use either a "Specialty Retail Shop" or "Other" above,
please tell us specifically what kind(s) of new establishment(s) you would like to have in your neighborhood

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* 8. What do you consider to be the major asset(s) of your neighborhood?

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* 9. What do you see as the major problem(s) facing your neighborhood?

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* 10. What suggestion(s) would you make for improving the quality of life in your neighborhood?

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* 11. Would you be willing to volunteer your skills to the neighborhood? If so, what skills could you offer?

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